“O city of my fathers in this land of Thebes and my ancestral gods, I am being led away.No more delaying for me. Look on me,your lord of Thebes, the last survivor of the royal house,see what I have to undergo, the kind of men who do this to me ,for paying reverence for a true piety”(lines 1049-1059) Creon is faced with a problem when a blind prophet tells about how his injustice like actions towards Antigone will lead to his downfall. Because of his pride he ignores the prophet and accuses him of telling false prophets. He later realizes that he needs to listen to the prophet and free Antigone of her punishment.When He goes to free her in hope of finding her alive but,she is dead and it causes a chain of tragic events which involves the death of Creon’s son and
Antigone wants to bury her brother, but Creon will not let her. Creon and Antigone argue back and forth, multiple times Creon would say that his rules are rules. He was arrogant about his kingship and would not allow to bury Antigone’s brother because of his own pride. His pride overruled any and all reasons that Antigone should be allowed to bury the body even if they were good reasons. As Creon is being introduced to the chorus he states that he will not bury Polynices, and he has brainwashed his court of public opinion so much they add to his overweening pride by saying “Your will is law” (132 Sophocles).
Ozymandias is about a ruler that lost his power and kingdom because of his tyrannic rule.While Viva La Diva, Ozymandias, and The Scarlet Pimpernel are similar in many ways, every rule is temporary because of revenge and one’s want for revenge leads to careless actions, is prominent due to the use of metaphors in the authors’ text. Every drop of power gained is 2 drops of revenge stored. Every rule is temporary because of revenge.. The chant, “Long Live The King!” is ironic in the fact of this. The authors of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Viva La Vida reveal that a ruling is temporary by using metaphors, the literary act of comparing different words without using like or as.
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
A final example of Oedipus’s short temper is when he argues with Creon about being the killer of Laius. The argument heats up and Oedipus loses his temper and threatens to banish or kill Creon. Creon goes to Jocasta and states, “Sister, Oedipus your husband, thinks he has the right to do terrible wrongs-he has but to choose between two terrors: banishing or killing me” (Sophocles 448). Again, Oedipus must defeat those who seem to be against him even though they are not his enemy. It is his anger that causes Oedipus to lash out and act
Oedipus talked to Teiresias about his powers and what he knows in lines 110-125, however, Teiresias initially just wants to leave and let Oedipus deal with his own fate. As Oedipus’s patience runs out, he demands “Out with it! Have you no feeling at all!” to Teiresias, which fails to accomplish anything but anger him. Teiresias then tells Oedipus he is the actual murderer of the previous king, causing Oedipus to go into a rage where he accused Creon of being a usurper, and Teiresias of helping him in his task from lines 160-185. After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him.
In Antigone, Anouilh is able to showcase the ethical values of Antigone that come into play when Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, issues a royal decree prohibiting the burial of Polyneices, who he believes was a traitor. Antigone then defies the law of the injustice of her brother and buries him. Through the use of hyperbole, simile, imagery, and symbolism, Anouilh is able to portray the Antigone and Creon’s tension of going against authority. In doing so, Anouilh allows the reader to question the ethical dilemma with which Antigone is faced. Anouilh introduces Antigone as a serious and businesslike kind of woman.
Antigone is very strong willed and stubborn, she holds to what she believes with an iron grip. This strong will is the cause for her rebellion against the power of the state and has caused her to even go against some of her own family in order to uphold her values and respect another side of her family. Antigone’s dedication to her brother ultimately ends in her death and the destruction of Creons rule, but this does not stand in her way of doing what she believes in her heart is right. This devotion to
He claimed that he was "a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life." He does this by showing the public that the politicians had no knowledge of their craft. He was prodding the Athens along a road of new knowledge, but some of the politicians he exposed as airheads were humiliated and wanted revenge. After what the students of Socrates did, they could exact
One interpretation is she doesn 't specifically hand it to anyone because Hamlet is not there. This shows the further conflict in Hamlet and Ophelia 's relationship. Laertes also is struggles with Ophelia through her madness and now has a preeminent need for revenge on Hamlet. Laertes says, “Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye!/ By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight”. Laertes cannot stand to see his sister this way.